I’ve been on tetracycline for acne. My dentist told me there are some stains are on the back of my teeth. Is this from the Tetracycline?
Generally tetracycline stains your teeth when they are still being formed, so I would be surprised. Generally you need to be under 13 for that to happen. You didn’t mention your age. However, there is a study that showed that a variety of tetracycline called minocycline can cause stains in teeth after they’re already formed.
If that is the case you’ll need to do extensive teeth whitening to get rid of the stains.
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